Project Name: Madrona Remodel
Professional: Rohleder Borges Architecture, Harriott Valentine, JAS Design Build
Timeframe: Nine months
Cost: $268 per square foot
Description: This family had lived in the house for eight years before deciding to remodel, so they knew what the house needed, but not how to make it happen. They interviewed architects and design/build firms and ultimately settled on an architect led design/bid/build process because they saw the value in having an architect as their advisor in the design, pricing and construction process. The ultimate design solution included a 3' addition on the first floor to expand the kitchen and powder room and an addition of three dormers in the attic. Designing and building a new code compliant stair up to the attic was a challenge, solved by the structural engineer by hanging the stair (almost like a trapeze) from new trusses above.